Grants:APG/Proposals/2019-2020 round 1/Wikimedia Czech Republic/Progress report form

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Purpose of the reportEdit

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing grant metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Metrics and results overview - all programsEdit

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Grant Metrics. We understand not all Grant or grantee-defined Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome/results achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Grant Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. number of total participants
2. number of newly registered users
3. number of content pages created or improved, across all Wikimedia projects
4. please report here on your grantee defined metric(s)
5. please report here on your grantee defined metric(s)


Metrics 2020Edit

METRIC AND RESULTS OVERVIEW A. Multimedia & Community Programs B. EDUcational Programs C. Wikidata & TECH Programs Explanation
1. number of total participants 149 (total goal for 2020: 100) 263 EDU: By the half-term we are approximately in 1/3 of estimated number of participants across the different educational programmes we run though out the year. This number is rather positive regarding the fact that the peak spring season has been cut of due lockdown. If we talk about unique participants, then this nr. is obviously slightly lower (154), mainly due repetitive visits at Wikiclubs.

Multimedia: Taking pictures in programs Mediagrant and We Photograph Czechia: In first half of 2020 we had 11 active photographers in WPC activity (10 was expected) and 2 in the elder Mediagrant. Community + GLAM programs: We organized 3 offline events (WikiGap in Prague and Brno and an editathon in Volary) and one online contest. It made 149 participants together and overcame the total 2020 goal of 100 persons.

2. number of newly registered users 74 (55) 100 EDU: This metrics seems to analogical in progress as the one above. We are in 1/3 of expected yearly goal. Regarding the situation in spring this is a very good result. The more we cooperate in coherence with Multimedia and wikidata programmes, the more likely is we will face overlap of newcomers and newly registered which will be hard to detect, distribute between the programmes. Or better to say, we can identify though which activity they newly registered but most likely they will appear in more then one metrics and individuals across the programmes.

Multimedia: Taking pictures in programs Mediagrant and We Photograph Czechia: just 1 new user emerged (10 was the goal in 2020) due postponing of wide promotion of the WPC program outside of the core members.

Community + GLAM programs: 34 new users took part in the 3 aforenamed events (45 is the goal for 2020) and 39 in the online contest.

3. number of content pages created or improved, across all Wikimedia projects 5,800 (20,000) 308 EDU: Educational programmes in general don't necessarily focus on content added, the focus more on creating positive first experience with Wiki activities and possibly positive first user and editing experience, therefore we may have many content which is not finally published or people rather trying first small editions instead creating whole articles, yet still EDU section contributes to adding content to wiki sites.

Multimedia: Taking pictures in programs Mediagrant and We Photograph Czechia: cca 5,100 content pages was created or edited (Nr. consists of new or edited WP, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons pages.), which is a bit better than we expected - even in the Covid19 times. 10,000 is the total goal for 2020.

Community + GLAM programs: 750 was created or edited (10,000 content pages is the goal for 2020). We were not successful especially in gaining new files from GLAM institutions which was anticipated. The performance of editathons is usually negligible in this regard.

4. Number of active GLAM cooperations 16 (13) 27 15 EDU: We had several cooperations established, where unfortunately in the end we have to postpone or cancel planned activities due pandemic. All together we hold 27 cooperations in first half of 2020: Universities (2x), (high)schools (2x), NGOs (3x, namely PostBellum, Elpida, Stará arena) Libraries (8x; namely Benešov, MKP, NK, ČB, Plzeň, Brno, Havířov, Olomouc), Foundations (3x),

professional networks/guilds/initiatives/others (4x,GEG, Digikoalice, SKIP, ucimenanecisto.cz)

Multimedia: Community + GLAM programs: In first half we we had 15 active cooperations: U.S. Embassy, American center, Embassy od Sweden, Czech Women Lobby, Authors of Kapky na kameni book, Nesehnutí organisation, The Department of Sociology at Masaryk University in Brno, Gender Nora organisation, Prague Zoo and 7 more thanks to the Volary editathon (The town hall of Volary, Cultural and information center of Prachatice, Museum of Prachatice, Monument catalog of Volary, Youth centre of Prachatice, Kohoutí kříž, Zaniklé obce).

Wikidata/Tech: In 2019 we had 14 active cooperationsː (National Technical Library, National Library, Faculty of Math and Physics, DrobnePamatky database, Krizky a Vetrelci database, University of Palacky in Olomouc, Wikiskripta, TDKIV database, Pamet naroda database, Library database of the National Library, National Heritage Institute, Prazdnedomy database, Bibliography of Czech Lands database, Czechitas)

5. Number of events 3 (10) 18 3 EDU: 18 unique events (lectures organised despite the lockdown13x, 1x seniors' New Year's meet up, 1x Lecturers meet up online, lecturers' online education and up-date meet ups during pandemic 3x), 62 individual events when counting repetitive activities/long-term courses

Multimedia (GLAM and Community): We ran 3 offline editathons.

Wikidata/Tech: Wikidata workshops, Wikiskripta lecture

OTHER PROGRAM METRICː A. Multimedia & Community Programs B. EDUcational Programs C. Wikidata & TECH Programs
6. Bytes added (EDU) 363170 EDU: measuring bytes added from all educational events organised by Wikimedia or in cooperation, except wikiclubs, since Wiki Education Dashboard is not use to measure wikiclubs.
7. New (regional/local) cooperations established (EDU) 3 EDU:

- Municipal Library in Benešov - tailor made course for librarians, since in future the team would like to organise their own courses. - online Wikiclub - not really a specific cooperation, but new solution made for period of covid, which was positively evaluated by our partners, Wikiclub was available during pandemic too. - first online course for seniors in cooperation with Elpida - we cooperate with Elpida on residential courses since several years, but together we were able to pilot new online version of the course for seniors, where they provided framework and technological solution while we organised the content and methodology for online course, PR was done in collaboration.

8. We Photograph Czechia: Number of newly illustrated Wikidata items 1,144 (2,000) To ilustrate Wikidata items is the main purpose of We Photograph Czechia. As a chart below shows our photographers added their pictures to 1,144 Wikidata items which overcame the mid-term goal of 1,000.
9. Number of gained and on Commons uploaded files within the GLAM cooperation 353 (5,000) We gained 353 free files for Commons - especially thanks to the editaton in Volary. And again: We were not successful especially in gaining new files from GLAM institutions which was anticipated. The performance of editathons is usually negligible in this regard.
10. Number of GLAM files used on Wikipedia (Total files used) 212 (500) Total number of usage of 353 files gained within GLAM cooperations across Wikimedia projects is 212.
11. Number of GLAM institutions, that response to our contact 11 (12) We regularly address the Czech institutions. This number represents nr. of institutions which responded (regardless of their interest). Nr. consists of the responds to our (WMCZ) contacts (The Slavonic Library, Post Bellum, The National Technical Museum, Vyšehradský jezdec) and contacts of volunteers (7 above mentioned organisations from Volary editaton).


Telling your program stories - all programsEdit

Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.

Wikimedia Czech Republic works in 2020 through three programsː A. Multimedia & Community Programs, B. EDUcational Programs and C. Wikidata & TECH Programs.
All three programs are cross-cutting by three main scopes: Diversity, Capacity Building and Partnerships. Diversity mainly from the scope of gender and age.
We are be focused on this target groupsː newcomers in general, seniors / librarians, minors & students / teachers, women and experts.

A. Multimedia & Community Programs
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Multimedia & Community Programs: Programs are focused on the building of diverse community and partnerships. These activities often go hand in hand.

  • In the previous period, we were focused on supporting community activities - whether content creation or community-generated activities. This year, our intention was to be mainly focused on our “offline” community - members who we can meet in-person, mainly in offline space. This way, we want to attract diverse newcomers and new members to the active community through organizing the offline (in-person) events - like editathons, workshops etc. Within the themes, we are more aware of supporting the diverse-theme events to attract a diverse community. This intention was affected by global health circumstances, but so far, we were able to fulfil most of our plans.
  • We still support the experienced or “offline” community within their traditional activities - where they can be focused on creating new content or learning new skills amongst them (Capacity Building). Thanks to extended fund for all Individual Community Projects, thay can be organized independently by the engaged community members.
  • Within Multimedia programs, we are more focused on developing step by step cooperation and partnership with strategic central institutions and experts within. Now rely more heavily on our experiences. In the last period, we made the rules of mutual cooperation more readable and now we apply them in creating diverse partnerships with various forms. Very often we are building the partnerships on the base of cooperation in organizing thematic events for the public.
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I. PARTNERSHIP & GLAMEdit

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We met with the Deputy Director of the Slavonic Library (which is a part of Czech National Library) who agreed to become a Wikipedist-in-Residence himself (he participated our wiki course in the past). He will be creating and editing articles related to Slavonic Library with the help of one of our member and expirienced wikipedist. Other forms of collaboration are possible in future (especially editathons or sharing of some of digitalised books or maps).

Our second attemp for GLAM partnership was Post Bellum - Prague's NGO, which documents the memories of witnesses of the important historical phenomenon of the 20th century. There are many levels of possible cooperation (WiR, sharing of pictures, videos, database, editathons). All of this is under negotiation now.

The third one is the National Technical Museum in Prague. There was no action due to COVID̠ pandemy, but a meeting is currently being arranged.

On every meeting we introduce our work and aims, we underline the benefits of GLAM cooperations and free licences and show the real examples or statistics.

Despite this whole new activity we haven't yet gained any new free content from GLAM institutions in the first half of 2020. We significantly edited our main GLAM page with guidelines for GLAM cooperations for institutions and local GLAM volunteers, database of current GLAM projects, planned events and archive of the past ones. We have started to plan several new partnerships and conected events for Wiki projects on topics "Drought" and "Czechoslovakia 1948-89" and events for LGBT community and NGOs. They should be held in the second half of 2020.

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II. COMMUNITY PROGRAMEdit

EditorsEdit

Thanks to our supporting project Individual Community Projects two wikipedists organized the 3-day editathon in the town of Volary. 11 Czech and 4 German editors took part. They collaborated with 7 local organisations. As a chapter we organized international editing event WikiGap again. For the first time in Prague and Brno at the same time. 32 newcomers from 55 attendees and 8 organisation took part.

In 2020 we announced three winners of our editing contest The Star of Freedom.

PhotographersEdit
Our young activity We Photograph Czechia is becoming a quite a successful program. Almost all of our experienced photographers started to use it in 2020 and it effectively brings a lot of new images to Commons and illustrated Wikidata items - which is one of the purpose of it (see the chart).
In the spring we also made three new videotutorials for new volunteers which are now a part of We Photograph Czechia's Guide. Next we ensured two wikipedists from our community who are of any help to photographers-newcomers. We also prepared an advertising banner - to be displayed on the Czech Wikipedia in July - which should draw attention to this program in a large scale.
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The second year of our competition Czech Wiki Photo was opened and first pictures are in.

III. ADVOCACYEdit

We are constantly working on minor legal issues related to Wikimedia projects and its community.

In 2020 there was no new urgent legal issue to deal with. The process of implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market into Czech legislative is still in process. We were one of the stakeholders and had sent our statements to the Czech Ministry of Culture.

With Pure Stuff marketing agency - one of our new partners who wants to support our activities for photographers - we have started to plan a panel discussion on Copyright and free licences for July 2020 (it was postponed due to the health issues).

Some legal questions and asks emerged among community members in 2020. We helped with answering with the assistance of our friendly Law Office bpv Braun Partners who help us pro bono.


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B. EDUcational Programs

EDUcational Programs: Within the EDUcational Programs, are focused on newcomers, local development and sustainability.

In the previous period, we have created a team of lecturers that allows us to reach our goals on this field and cover topics related to Wikimedia-project contribution. Within the EDUcational Program, we are keeping the main target groups, that should bring the diversity into the community on the one hand and help us sharing the main target - become the “essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge”. New circumstances were challenging but we were able to offer most of our activities in an online space. That brought new experiences and extended the offer of our activities.

  • In the framework of the activity for seniors, we are more focused on more targeted and long-term support for librarians across the country, so the libraries can form local courses for seniors - and share this know-how sustainably and locally.
  • Other target group - teachers - allow us to reach the minors and students in general. Program Students write Wikipedia (for university and high school teachers) and Teach (with) Wiki (high and primary school teachers) are both focused on spreading the idea of free knowledge between young people. We want to create the conditions, where we can work with our cooperative teachers in the long term scope.
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I. SENIORS WRITE WIKIPEDIAEdit

Seniors Write Wikipedia coursesEdit

We started the season in full measure, expecting to run at least 8 courses in at least 6 cities during the spring semester.

We manage to complete 1 before lockdown (České Budějovice), 3 other courses have started and have been interrupted/cancelled. 1 course in Prague has been in the end run as blended – started as residential and has been completed online with remaining active seniors.

We started new cooperation in Ostrava city in the cultural centre “Stará arena” – region that has been selected for development in 2020. Unfortunately this cooperation has been currently frozen due covid.

Switch to onlineEdit

We manage to finish one course as blended (mentioned above), in the 2nd part of lockdown we run our first fully online based course for seniors in cooperation with Elpida - we cooperate with Elpida on residential courses since several years, but together we were able to pilot new online version of the course for seniors, where they provided framework and technological solution while we organised the content and methodology for online course, PR was done in collaboration.

Online WikiclubEdit

Wikiclubs are regionally organised support measure activities for course alumni and other wiki-enthusiast to meet and edit or regular base (periodically weekly, monthly or irregular based). Due lockdown we quickly organised an online version of Wikiclub; that is accessible from anywhere in the country during scheduled time slots (typically Wednesday afternoon). It is possible to pre-book consultation with experienced Wikipedian, for that we used Whereby meeting rooms which does not require further registration in order to access.Online Wikiclub is definitely something we would like to implement long-term and keep in our portfolio of support measures.

Other complementary & development community activities in Seniors‘ programmeEdit

- Seniors’ New Year meet up in Wikimedia premises with great attendance

- Alumni club – founded in 2020, open call for alumni to join this group of active peers to help us during promotion events, be the storytellers sharing their experience in media and co-lecture senior activities

- featured Wikimenia & Education Community member of the month in Wikimedia Outreach – Helena Dvořáková librarian, independent senior lecturer and active Wikimedian working e.g. on newcomers experience and Help interface

- Interview with Daniela Opatrná, alumni course attendee about her path to editing Wikipedia and heart-breaking story about her uncle persecuted by the regime.

- Interview with Lucie Schubert – edu manager at I60.cz – Internet portal for seniors.

- Regular newsletters during covid for the community

Lecturers’ teamEdit
  • Further development and support of  lecturers’ team is essential in order to cover the rising demand of senior courses. We welcomed two new trainers in the team, one is a senior age one on the other hand is young active member of community with great passion for educational activities.
  • in March we organised lecturers’ meet up, this time in online version - meeting was originally planned physically but everybody was very cooperative and open to meet online and seek for current challenges and solutions during the pandemic.
Edu up-dates - regular monthly calls with lecturers and edu team in order to keep each other up-dated, active, involved. We started with research and education on active usage and testing of different online platforms to make everybody comfortable to use them in future. We invested inside the community of lecturers in order to use the time wisely and build the capacities to cope with lockdowns and unstable situations in future months. Good part of the team is in senior years themselves, therefore such support make even more sense.
Cooperation with Libraries and training & support to librarians in ½ of 2020Edit
  1. consultation with National Library and SKIP representative regarding the process of accreditation of our courses
  2. new leaflet about cooperation of Wikimedia and libraries in making (in cooperation with GLAM and Wikidata programmes)
  3. transfer of the residential training for librarians into online version - ready when needed, in future we would like to annually organise one volume in online version complementary to classic residential courses.
  4. tailor made courses for regional libraries as static offer in our portfolio
  5. Week of Libraries with Wikimedia 2020 in preparations - coordination meeting took place, theme (regional/local education elements, connected to heritage of Jan Amos Komensky), support measures and coordinated PR has been agreed with our partner SKIP
  6. the autumn volume of librarian courses in the National Library is set, registrations are open. In the case of lockdown we automatically switch to online version.
  7. private tailor made course for team of Benešov library in May 2020 - regional library with aspiration to organise own senior courses from autumn 2020 - it was one of few physical activities we managed to deliver during the pandemic period thanks to flexibility and willingness on all the sides.
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II. STUDENTS WRITE WIKIPEDIAEdit

Students programme has been affected by the general situation of covid probably the most in terms of nr. of courses taking place. The metrics are visibly affected by that.

- we undergo planned revision of the programme including refreshing cooperation and contact with some of the teachers and collecting their actual needs - this phase is almost finished now

- we revisited provided support and methodological materials for the teachers and active community members; the result is so-called Info-pack, info poster on the programme and presentation which can be used when introducing the programme, this allow us to speak with one voice about the programme, the package has been sent out to available teacher contacts from our database

- new crossroad page at Wikipedia educational materials - open list of proofed available materials, videos and guides about using Wikipedia in education

- using the materials and inspiration from the international platform and Wikimedia Education Foundation - we further used and promoted some of the offered central materials such as eduwikichallenge, lesson plans, we got inspired by the Wikibridges MOOC thanks to sharing of Wikimedia Argentina or regular calls.

- the revision and need analysis leaded as well to cooperation with our PR section, together we prepare blog serial about Wikimedia projects, such as Wikiverzity, Wikiscripts, Wikidictionary etc. and their potential for using in education in moments where main Wikipedia space is not always the best tool

- connection local Wikimedians with teachers in regions

- more fluent and coherent cooperation with Multimedia & Community Programs on offer for schools such as editathons organised directly in partnership with selected schools etc.
Regular newsletters during covid for the community around Students write Wikipedia, special editions about online possibilites for education etc.

- 2 university courses has been finished during spring semester, 2 different unies

- 2 webinars/video presentations organised with our partners where our lecturers has been as speakers/guests:

- webinar record “Our Digital footprint at Wikipedia” (video, 63min.), Jaroslav Mašek

- webinar record “Wikipedia a Wikimedia” (video, 60 min.), Jan Kameníček

Work in progress:

- learning outcomes from learning about Wikibridges and MOOC effectivity when it comes to “teaching” about Wikipedia - are we able to apply and fully use sth like that?

- possibility of usage (translation/adaptation) of training libraries at Dashboard - inspired by online introduction from Sage Ross towards international edu community

We are happy to be part of the international community and have the possibility to get inspired and use this wide network.
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III. TEACH (WITH) WIKIEdit

Programme Teach (with) Wiki is different from the two other programs mentioned above. Since it is not primarily focusing on developing content at Wikipedia, but rather at positive first experiences when using Wiki, understanding what OER means and how it can function etc. different metrics should be applied. Lately we face this multifaceted process where our two programs Students Write Wikipedia and Teach (With) Wiki are often functioning complementary or are as well very often overlapping with some of the specific actions and when it comes to PR. Looking at projects such as “Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom” we can see it is a general trend in the Wikimedia world.

Many points described already at Students Write Wikipedia would at least partially apply for reporting about Teach (with) Wiki.

This year goals of the program have been affected by the pandemic more than we would wish. We faced tired overworked teachers without the capacity to learn new things and being creative. So to keep bringing yet another stimulus of what you can do online, provide yet another complete system to lean in became for many simply overwhelming. Yet at the same time it opens many new areas to focus on, biases to rethink. How we can effectively contribute to future online based education? What is the role of Wikimedia in the future of education? Because we still believe that Wikimedia belongs to education.

We managed to participate in several initiatives during the lockdown, where our lecturers were sharing how to use Wikipedia in education, two webinars have been as well recorded (mentioned in the Students Write Wikipedia section), one specifically targeting teachers.

Besides that we pilot first online course for pupils/students “Writing Wikipedia

We have a new logo for program Teach (With) Wiki, and these days we finalise last bits and pieces of Methodological guide for teachers in order to have it finally printed.

We held several meetings and worked on our networking potential. The result is we will be present at several regional conferences and educational events across the country with our programme contribution during the autumn period - partnerships such as with GEG (Google Education Group) etc.

With the rest we have to be ready to be flexible and “go little bit with the flow” and see what autumn and pandemic will bring to world of education, since at the moment the situation is hard to predict and people in general are rather hesitant to make commitments in terms of participation in trainings and events.  


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IV. OPEN EDUCATION PROGRAMEdit

Further work with lecturers’ teamEdit
  • work done with lecturers has been mentioned in senior programme part already, here is just to complete with few more points
  • We are planning next lecturers’ meet up in September
  • Wikidata training for lecturers will be part of this meeting, based on need analysis in the team, there is demand to get train in Wikidata in order to see how we can apply this Wikimedia project more in education
  • creating a central database with profile and capacity of each trainer/lecturer in order to build more versatile team which can support Wikimedia CZ across the programmes and therefore create more connections between those different programme lines
  • all these steps help us to fulfill the goal of more connected programmes and more synergetic steps within Wikimedia CZ programming  
WikiclubsEdit
  • described already in senior programme
WikiconferenceEdit
  • the purpose and future format of Wikiconference is being currently discussed among the board, secretariat and community
Other community/ support measure developments:Edit

- Our printed Handbook How to edit Wikipedia is now available as well in online version in Wikipedia interface

- Section HELP at Czech Wikipedia is undergoing development phase, the work or organised partly by volunteers from community and partly by some of our lecturers giving meaningful insights

General in EDU programmes:Edit

Besides regular work on each of the described EDU programs, we have been working extensively on following tasks;

  • GDPR maintenance and revision - centralised approach to personal data, manuals for our external cooperators, lecturers and other partner, deleting old data and working with databases
  • creation, maintenance and writing of static text to our new Wordpress based website, daily maintenance of edu section - still in beta version
  • networking & covering activities such as conferences, guild meetings and fairs where we can present our portfolio and work on better PR for educational offer of Wikimedia CZ



C. Wikidata & TECH Programs
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Wikidata & TECH Programs: Wikidata & TECH is the 3rd program of our chapter, focusing on a growing community of tech-savvy volunteers and Wikidata enthusiasts.

Without employees, we have strategically chosen areas where even volunteer force or minor contracts are enough to make a difference.

  • The first goal is to continue serving as a contact point for important Czech institutions which are considering donating data to Wikidata. A list of Wikidata-related FAQs for institutions compiled/crowdsourced in a previous period definitely helps. We will also call a community meeting to define key data areas (because we have reached a point where we cannot give attention to all institutions asking for collaboration).
  • The second goal is to continue collaboration with two or three high-profile organisations - especially with National Library of the Czech Republic, where we run a joint grant project to turn their authority database into a wikibase.
  • The third goal encompasses all educational activities in the Wikidata program. This can be divided into 1) regular workshops (mostly for newbies) organized more centrally and 2) smaller hands-on events specializing on a specific tool or technical issue, which are usually community-organized and decentralized.

The overall goal for this year is to find our first staff, who could support all these goals within a long-scope period.

I. Wikidata outreach to institutionsEdit

Thanks to our collaboration with a leading Czech expert in database law, Dr Jakub Míšek, we have perfected our FAQ page for institutions interested in working with Wikidata. We can direct most inquiries on this topic to read that page and see if they can find the response there. So far this year, we have been in direct contact with at least 8 institutions already, several of which provided us with valuable data (eg. Provenio, AbART, Drobné památky).

II. Wikidata collaboration with high-profile organizationsEdit

2020 workshop for librarians and wikidatists, part of the WikiCite initiative

Two high-profile institutions were identified this year and we subsequently devoted more attention to them in the passing year. The first is our long-running collaboration with the National Library of the Czech Republic. We received a WikiCite grant to fund a week-end joint workshop for librarians and wikidatists (report here in Czech). There, we envisioned a future where all bibliographical databases are available under an open license and as linked data. Eight people participated and a video-lecture on database law is available on Commons. In other news, we have made use of a open dataset, published by the National Library in a joint collaboration with WMCZ last year. As many as 75,000 people were imported into Wikidata as new items (example: Q95456617), improving coverage of notable Czech people in Wikidata.

The second high-profile organization is the Theatre Institute of the Czech Republic. We do not have time capacities and expert knowledge to help them organize their data and import them into Wikidata, but we negotiated with them a new position of a Wikidatist in Residence. This challenge was taken up by Jan Purkert (User:Purkii) and he has since updated thousands of items of Czech theatre buildings, theatres and theatre-related people in Wikidata. We are supporting Jan by giving him guidance and feed-back.

III. Wikidata community supportEdit

Organizing events is time-consuming for volunteers and we have decided to decentralize this part of our program until we can find a dedicated employee (which we are working on as of July 2020). In effect, any Wikidata community member can organize a small event and give a talk on a topic of their choice and we will help them prepare for the event. In January 2020, the second such event has taken place: Josef Klamo gave a talk on OpenRefine, with 10 participants attending.


Revenues received during this six-month periodEdit

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

  • Important note
    • the anticipated column may list revenues anticipated for the whole year instead of only the 6 months. Please make sure that this the time period clear in the table.
    • In the explanation column, always mention relevant information about the numbers: what period they refer to etc.

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
WMF APG 2020 CZK 3,311,461.00 592,331.71 618,003.6 F G 1,210,335.31 139,975.46 51,160.87 Originally 2,911,461.00 (plus 400,000.00 additional funding in June 2020) - 123,067.46USD (plus x,xxx.xxUSD additional funding in June 2020)
MONETA Foundation 2019 CZK 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 F G 0.00 253.62 0.00
Veolia Foundation 2019/20 CZK 50,000.00 6,000.00 1,200.00 F G 7,200.00 2,113.50 304.34
Wiki Cite 2020 CZK 45,842.00 21,605.00 0.00 F G 21,605.00 1,937.74 913.24
US Embassy 2019/21 CZK 111,090.00 33,092.70 18,800.00 F G 51,892.70 4,695.77 2,193.50
TOTAL CZK 3,524,393.00 653,029.41 638,003.6 F G 1,291,033.01 148,976.09 54,571.97

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending during this six-month periodEdit

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

  • Important note
    • Budget can be the budget for the whole year (and thus the percentage will reflect the half year and should be around 50%, or the half year, in which case the % should be around 100%. Please make that clear in the table.
    • In the explanation column, always mention relevant information about the numbers: what period they refer to.


Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Multimedia & Community Programs CZK 222,000.00 8,383.78 11,920.00 F G 20,303.78 9,383.94 858.24 9.15%
EDUcational Programs CZK 317,000.00 900.00 3,825.00 F G 4,725.00 13,399.59 199.73 1.49% originally 117,000.00CZK (plus 200,000.00CZK additional funding in June 2020) - 4,945.59USD (plus x,xxx.xxUSD additional funding in June 2020)
Wikidata/TECH Programs CZK 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 F G 0.00 634.05 0.00 0.00%
Staff CZK 2,097,861.00 529,533.00 493,126.00 F G 1,022,659.00 88,676.58 88,676.58 43,227.80 48.75%
Operations (excludes staff and programs) CZK 459,600.00 53,514.93 109,132.6 F G 162,647.53 19,427.29 6,875.11 35.39%
Operating reserves CZK 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 F G 0.00 8,454.00 0.00 0.00% 200,000.00 additional funding in June 2020
TOTAL CZK 3,311,461.00 592,331.71 618,003.6 F G 1,210,335.31 139,975.46 51,160.87 36.55% originally 2,911,461.00 (plus 400,000.00 additional funding in June 2020) - 123,067.46USD (plus 16,908.00USD additional funding in June 2020)

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


ComplianceEdit

Is your organization compliant with the terms outlined in the grant agreement?Edit

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • YES

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • YES

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ResourcesEdit

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